Even after his lies incited a deadly failed insurrection against the United States Capitol, former President Donald Trump has spent the year since he lost the 2020 election peddling fantasies that it was somehow stolen.
Trump, along with ally attorneys like Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, spent the last weeks of 2020 eroding public faith in democracy with sham hearings, deranged press conferences, and outright disinformation. The delusion that Democrats conspired with election companies and foreign countries to deliver Biden the election has been rebuked as high as the Supreme Court and Trump's own Justice Department.
Nevertheless, Trump continues to spew the same falsehood, albeit now without the power of the White House or even his own Twitter account. The former President has now been reduced to issuing statements that read like his infamous tweets through the Twitter account of his spokeswoman, Liz Harrington.
One such statement is making waves this morning for all the wrong reasons.
"Anybody that doesn’t think there wasn’t massive Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election is either very stupid, or very corrupt!"
If you had to read that multiple times, you're far from the only one. Thanks to the glaring double negatives, Trump's statement actually conveyed that anyone who believes his election lies is either very stupid or very corrupt.
On this, even some of Trump's most vocal critics agreed.
Trump, who told more than 30 thousand lies over the course of his presidency, had inadvertently told the truth about the 2020 election.